Save the Date for Washington Capitals Special Events 

The Washington Capitals announced the 2016-17 Promotional Schedule On Friday. There will be three all-fan giveaways to open the season and several theme nights, according to the Caps.

From the Caps announcement:

All fan giveaways include the Capitals schedule magnet presented by GEICO to be distributed at the Capitals home opener vs. the New York Islanders on Oct. 15, followed by Holtby Vezina fan banners on Oct. 18 vs. the Colorado Avalanche, and the return #RockTheRed foam light sticks on Oct. 22 vs. the New York Rangers. Fans will also have the chance to vote at the Nov. 8 Election Night game for the all fan bobblehead presented by Capital One Bank, distributed on March 21 vs. the Calgary Flames. 
The Capitals promotional calendar also features the return of the team’s Heritage Nights, including German Heritage Night on Dec. 1 vs. the New York Islanders, Canadian Heritage Night on Jan. 3 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, Swedish Heritage Night on March 6 vs. the Dallas Stars and Russian Heritage Night on March 23 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Calendar also introduces the Caps Holiday Series including Thanksgiving, #CapsHolidayParty, New Year’s Party and St. Patty’s Day. In addition, the team will wear their third jerseys at every home Thursday and Friday game throughout the season. 
New this season, fans will have the opportunity to purchase theme night ticket packages that include a gift with purchase and/or game day experience. For more information on theme night ticket packages visit 
In addition, the Capitals will invite fans to support the team’s commitment to the community at special nights devoted to Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Leidos on Nov. 5 vs. the Florida Panthers, a #CapsCare Fan Food drive presented by Giant on Nov. 20 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets, a #CapsCare Toy Drive presented by GEICO on Dec. 23 vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning, Military Appreciation Night on March 2 vs. the New Jersey Devils and Go Green Night presented by WGL on March 14 vs. the Minnesota Wild.  
Date Opponent Time Promotion 
Oct. 15 New York Islanders 7 PM Opening Night presented by GEICO                
                                                                                    All fan schedule magnet 
Oct. 18 Colorado Avalanche 7 PM Holtby Vezina Recognition 
                                                                                    All fan Holtby fan banner giveaway 
Oct. 22 New York Rangers 7 PM All fan #RockTheRed foam light stick giveaway 
Nov. 5 Florida Panthers 7 PM Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Leidos 
Nov. 8 San Jose Sharks 7 PM Election Night presented by Capital One Bank 
Nov. 20 Columbus Blue Jackets 12:30 PM #CapsCare Food Drive presented by Giant 
Nov. 23 St. Louis Blues 7 P.M. #CapsGiving* 
Dec. 1 New York Islanders 7 P.M. German Heritage Night* 
Dec. 11 Vancouver Canucks 5 P.M. STAR WARS™ Day 
Dec. 17 Montreal Canadians 7 P.M. @Capitals Night 
Dec. 23 Tampa Bay Lightning 7 P.M. #CapsHolidayParty* 
                                                                                    #CapsCare Toy Drive presented by GEICO 
Jan. 1 Ottawa Senators 7:30 P.M. New Year’s Party* 
Jan. 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 7 P.M. Canadian Heritage Night* 
Feb. 11 Anaheim Ducks 7:30 P.M. Caps Kids Club Kids Day presented by Giant 
March 2 New Jersey Devils 7 P.M. Military Appreciation Night 
March 6 Dallas Stars 7:30 P.M. Swedish Heritage Night* 
March 14 Minnesota Wild 7 P.M. Go Green Night presented by WGL 
March 16 Nashville Predators 7 P.M. St. Patty’s Day presented by WGL* 
March 21 Calgary Flames 7 P.M. Election Results Bobblehead Giveaway 
All fan bobblehead giveaways presented by Capital One Bank 
March 23 Columbus Blue Jackets 7 P.M. Russian Heritage Night* 
March 25 Arizona Coyotes 7 P.M. Fan Appreciation Night 
                                                                                    All fan team poster giveaway 
April 9 Florida Panthers 7 P.M. Jerseys Off Our Backs postgame ceremony 
*Theme night ticket package available. Visit for more information. 

Additionally, the Capitals announced that every Thursday and Friday home game, they will wear their third jersey. 

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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